5.7" Polished Rhodonite Sphere - Madagascar
This is a big, beautiful rhodonite sphere, mined in Madagascar. While much of the rhodonite from this locality typically contains an abundance of black streaks of manganese oxidation, this sphere primarily displays the red-pink portions of rhodonite.
Rhodonite is well known among collectors for its beautiful pink and red color. The red variety can be so deep red that it rivals the color of Ruby. Rhodonite often has black manganese oxide veins running through a specimen, giving it the distinct appearance of pink with black crisscrossing lines and flower-like formations throughout.